Collaborative Approaches to Teacher Development

A Stream on “Collaborative Approaches to Teacher Development:
Co-teaching, Coaching & Mentoring”
as part of the 21st Annual International Conference on Education
20-23 May 2019, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Education

The Education Unit of ATINER will hold a Stream on “Collaborative Approaches to Teacher Development: Co-teaching, Coaching & Mentoring”, 20-23 May 2019, Athens, Greece as part of the 21st Annual International Conference on Education sponsored by the Athens Journal of Education.

For the purpose of the panel discussion, Collaborative Approaches to Teacher Development are defined as those that continuously support job-embedded professional learning that is situated and formed through cycles of goal-setting, observation, feedback and reflection with expert mentors. During the early career phase of teacher development, (i.e., pre-service education and induction) the individual assumes a problem or goal perspective to self-direct and self-regulate his or her own professional learning. The mentors employ several collaborative approaches to assist the fellow in specifying the goals, developing a plan of action, self-monitoring progress, and reflecting on practice. The immediate desired outcomes are twofold. First, we seek to enhance the teaching and learning for the preservice teacher or inductee and his or her students. Second, we provide support for the preservice teacher or inductee in becoming a self-directed, self-regulated, lifelong professional.

Over the past several years, teacher educators at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, GA have collaborated across disciplines to design, develop, employ, research and revise a set of promising practices, particularly for pre-service teachers, in fields of secondary science, as well as early career teachers, who are being inducted into the profession to teach complex curriculum in physics, environmental science, life science, calculous, etc. to students growing up in poverty. The specific approaches that are currently in use include, but are not restricted to, SMARTE Goals, GROW, Video-elicited Reflection and Commentary, Advanced Mentoring and Co-teaching & Co-generative Dialogue. Teacher educators from science and math disciplines will discuss their experiences in using these approaches to mentor pre-service candidates and fellows who are currently being inducted into the profession in schools designated as high needs in the United States.

You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 8 April 2019 to: Dr. Toni Strieker, Professor, Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education, KSU – Kennesaw State University, USA. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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